Being a volunteer is a great way to watch others competing, get a feel of how dressage competitions run and what makes a good test.

Being a volunteer has so many benefits - give back to the sport, enjoy an equestrian-packed day out, add to your CV, and most importantly - have fun! If you're interested in volunteering with British Dressage, contact the Training & Education Team or your Development Officer for volunteering opportunities in your area:



Being a writer is one of those key volunteering roles that are integral to our sport. If you're also a rider, volunteering to write for a judge will give you an even better insight into what judges are looking for, which can help your own performance!


Regional and technical committees

We have a number of volunteer committees that help support our sport - these comprise of regional committees, where there are different representatives for the key areas, and technical committees, who are selected for their expertise within a particular field to support the relevant area of British Dressage.

Any member of British Dressage can apply to be a part of a regional or technical committee when vacancies are available. All volunteer vacancies will be advertised on our vacancy page.

Regional Representatives

There's various regional representatives that support our six regions in a wide range of roles - from senior and para riders to judges, youth rider and coaches. If you have knowledge in these areas your region could use your expertise.

Contact your Development Officer for these volunteering opportunities in your area.

President's Commendation

The President's Commendation is an award that recognises outstanding contributions, by an individual or group, to dressage in Great Britain. Its recipients are a shining example of commitment and contribution to British Dressage, displaying significant selflessness in supporting others and making a difference in their community. Find out how you can nominate someone and the application process below.


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